The cold weather is arriving and you need to make sure that your baby is ready.
As a parent, you probably have many doubts and a lot of questions on how to prepared baby for this weather change. Skin care during the winter becomes especially important. Winter comes with many dangers to your baby’s fragile skin. Here are 4 essential winter skin care tips for your baby:
#1: Think Warm, Not Hot
Just like with the number of layers you dress your baby with, you need to make sure that the water bath isn’t too hot. Even though you may want to make sure that he is not cold, it’s always better to use lukewarm and not hot water. Also, you need to make your baby’s bath time shorter during the winter. For small babies, 5 minutes is a good time limit. More than this will simply remove all the moisture from his skin.
#2: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
We just can’t stress this enough. Even though moisturization is important during the entire year, it’s even more important during the winter. After all, with all the wind, cold air, and central heat affecting his sensitive skin during the entire day, you need to make sure that you keep his skin moisturized.
One of the best things you can do is to use a natural moisturizer like La Lune Naturals Coconut Oil.
#3: Diaper Changes
If you are one of the many parents who like to use natural diapers, the disposable ones tend to work better during the winter. To prevent a rash you want to change their diaper more frequently.
#4: Make a Natural Diaper Rash Cream
Diaper rash is a very common concern for babies. When treating your baby’s irritation you want to make sure that you are putting safe products on their skin. The gentle anti-inflammatory benefits of zinc oxide allow you to create a safe, non-toxic cream for your baby’s delicate skin.
Here’s what you need to make your own homemade diaper rash:
- 1 Tbsp. La Lune Naturals Zinc Oxide
- ⅛ cup of Beeswax
- ⅔ cup of Coconut Oil
- Add coconut oil and beeswax to a glass bowl and melt using a double boiler set-up. I always improvise this, so don’t stress yourself out thinking that you have to do it in a fancy way. Warm at a low-med heat until both are completely melted. It only takes a few minutes.
- Add zinc oxide powder to the bowl with the melted oil and wax. Using a stick blender or hand mixer, blend for several minutes until the powder is completely mixed in with no clumps.
- Pour into containers and let cool and solidify.